Contiki has just revealed that they’re launching trips to Nepal for the first time as they drop five new ‘micro-adventures’ across Nepal, India, Vietnam and Japan.

Best of all, the new small group adventures go on sale TODAY for departures in 2020-2021!

Contiki said they have “evolved” their itineraries to focus on exclusive experiences that young travellers are passionate about.

Contiki’s five new Asia micro-adventures are:

  • Delhi to Kathmandu Quest 9 nights/10 days
  • Nepal Trek & Temples 4 nights/5 days
  • Nepal Trek Challenge 6 days/5 nights
  • Northern Vietnam Escape: Sapa & Surrounds 4 nights/5 days
  • Japan in a Week 7 nights/8 days

Managing Director of Contiki Australasia, Katrina Barry said the existing popularity of Contiki’s Asia product awarded them the flexibility build a unique product with handpicked itineraries, experiences and accommodation.

“Our trips have always sought to emphasise the real, local and unique aspects of Asia, and this release builds on those strengths,” she said.

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“From crab-fishing in the peaceful Northern hills of Vietnam to visiting unique spiritual sites in India and trekking in our brand new destination, Nepal – with the added benefit of itineraries 10 days or less for travellers on a limited timeframe.”

Managing Director of Contiki Australasia, Katrina Barry

The new Asia trips offer a range of new local, food, wellness, active and ethical experiences to get under the skin of each country.

New local experiences include a sunrise boat ride on River Ganges in Varanasi and exploring ‘Unseen Agra’ on a locally-guided bicycle tour in India.

New food experiences include a culinary walking tour of Lucknow’s best street eats in India, a cooking class followed by lunch with a local family in Northern Vietnam and tasting traditional Nepalese cuisine at the local tea houses.

Contiki Asia

New wellness & active experiences include trekking past villages, terraced farms and temples in the Pokhara Valley of Nepal, a bike ride through Tho Ha Village and trek towards Ta Phin Village in Northern Vietnam, and soaking in traditional Japanese hot springs at Odaiba Onsen.

New ethical experiences include meeting rescued elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Rescue Centre in India, and a jeep safari and jungle walk in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.

For more details visit contiki.com/asia.